Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Video: Jerusalem Light Rail Ticket Agent "Restrains" Young Orthodox Jewish Man!

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Young Orthodox Jew getting "handled" by a Jerusalem Light Rail ticket agent. That's right, not a Light Rail security officer, but a ticket agent.

Are ticket agents even authorized to take such actions?

Did he feel that his life was endanger?


Video Credit: Shmulie Russel; Tip Credit: Yitzchok Meir

What did this young, Orthodox Jewish man do to deserve this?

Ride without a ticket? Countless young English speaking have erred out of ignorance, yet are ticketed anyway.

Is Citipass so hard-up for funds, it needs to beat the fines out of the offending passengers?

The female agent appeared to do what she could to resolve the situation. Did she do enough? Why didn't she call the real police, light security, or at least her supervisor? Was she the supervisor?

Why weren't all of the Jews standing around doing anything? One took this video. But, I didn't even seen anyone else on their phones. Did you?

What if this young man had been younger? 15? 11? What about eight? Would they have still stood around, not doing anything?

As far as I know, this guy wasn't even a real cop, dressed as an agent!

Is this an example of the shape of things to come?

We will hopefully discover additional information to fill in the blanks.

Please comment if you know of anything of this incident.

4 comments:

yaak said...

Outrageous!

aryeh_z said...

This is by any standard a criminal assault.

Hank Citron said...

Clearly this is outrageous if it is correctly pictured if this is what actually happened. ALL WE CAN SEE IS THIS MAN IS BEING RESTRAINED AND SHOUTING IN ENGLISH BUT AND THE WORD IS BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHY HE IS BEING RESTRAINED EXCEPT FOR THE COMMENTARY THAT TELLS US HE DID NOT HAVE A TICKET TO THE BUS......WE DO NOT KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN THIS FILM OR INDICATED EITHER IN ENGLISH OR HEBREW....INFACT, TO MAKE THIS VIRAL SEEMS LIKE ANOTHER ANTI- SERMITIC ACT IN THE GUISE OF TRASHING ISRAEL AS A MILITARISTIC AUTHORITARN COUNTRY AND IS HIGH ON THE BULL SHIT LIST....DON'T BE SUCKERED IN BY JEW HATERS!!!!!!!
THAT IS THE REAL MESSAGE HERE11111

Esser Agaroth said...

Hank,

Thanks for writing.

You are quite right that we do not know exactly why he was being restrained.

I was careful to point that out.

Israel IS becoming increasingly authoritarian,...towards Jews. I don't know if you've ever lived here, and for how long.

I have lived in Israel for 18 years, and haven't left in 17. Actions such as these against Jews, of whom this young man clearly was, have been consistently increasing in frequency.

Who's the Jew hater? The one who criticizes actions such as these? Or the [not even a police] officer in the video?

Please know that there is a difference between Jewish Sovereignty over the Land of Israel and the State of Israel's control.

They are not one and the same.

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